West Vancouver-Sea to Sky
At a glance
BC Liberal Joan McIntyre was first elected in 2005 under the riding West Vancouver-Garibaldi and again in 2009 when the district changed its name to West Vancouver-Sea to Sky. In the 2009 election, she received 54 per cent of the vote. McIntyre announced her retirement in September.
This May, three-term Pemberton Mayor Jordan Sturdy runs in her place as the BC Liberal candidate. Ana Santos, founder of the Squamish Climate Action Network who is originally from Bilboa, Spain, is the BC NDP candidate for the district.
The BC Conservative is Ian McLeod, who works for BC Liquor in operations and ran as a candidate for the party in the 2008 byelection and the 2009 general election. The BC Green is Richard Warrington, who's worked for CIBC as a manager. Jon Johnson is an independent candidate.
A Tyee feature story on a major IPP project near Pemberton fueling this year's election fight can be found here.
In April 2009, the district changed to West Vancouver-Sea to Sky from West Vancouver-Garibaldi and kept 87 per cent of the area.
Did you know?
In 2006, West Vancouver-Sea to Sky was the second wealthiest riding in B.C. with an average household income of $117,701, well over the provincial average of $67,675.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Joan McIntyre BC Liberal||10101||54.9%||Juliana Buitenhuis BC NDP||4214||22.9%||Jim Stephenson BC Green||4082||22.2%|
Telling Stats about West Vancouver-Sea to Sky
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||12%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||49%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||17%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Punjabi: 2.2%, French: 0.9%, Persian (Farsi): 0.6%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$117,701||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||75/24||70/30|